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Mindfulness-based elder care - Lucia McBee

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Title
Mindfulness-based elder care - A CAM model for frail elders and their caregivers
Author
Lucia McBee
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Springer Publishing Company
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20080321

She shares with us her gold - the conception, trial and error implementation, and initial scientific investigation of a new, educationally-oriented treatment approach that she has named mindfulness-based elder care (MBEC)." -from the Foreword by Saki Santorelli, EdD, MA, Associate Professor of Medicine, Executive Director, Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society University of Massachusetts Medical School

Drawing on years of experience as a geriatric social worker and mindfulness-based stress reduction practitioner, the author has taken Jon Kabat-Zinn's Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program and adapted it to the particular needs of elders, their families, and professional caregivers. Mindfulness practices focus on abilities, rather than disabilities, in order to provide paths to the inner strengths and resources that we all possess. McBee's Mindfulness-Based Elder Care conveys the benefits of mindfulness through meditation, gentle yoga, massage, aromatherapy, humor, and other creative therapies to this special population. She provides clear, concise instructions for her program, as well as a wealth of anecdotal and experiential exercises, to help readers at all levels of experience. Hers is the first book to fully explore the value of mindfulness models for frail elders and their caregivers.

    Features of this groundbreaking volume include:
  • Valuable tips for establishing programs to address each population's specific needs and restrictions
  • Designed for short classes or 8-week courses
  • Detailed experiential exercises for the reader
  • Replete with case studies
  • Clear, easy-to-follow instructions for elders and caregivers at all levels
  • This innovative book is suitable for use with a variety of populations such as nursing home residents with physical and cognitive challenges, community-dwelling elders, direct-care staff, and non-professional caregivers.

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Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Frail elderly - Diseases - Alternative treatment.|Frail elderly - Nursing home care.|Alternative medicine.|Meditation.|Caregivers.|Mind and body.
Country of Publication
New York (State)
Number of Pages
214

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